Don't you think it's abot time America take a serious look at gun control?
With the regular stories of young men shooting and killing peope, even in high school our kids are not safe. To keep the gun industry alive many claims gun don't kill people, people do. Well if there was no guns who could pull a trigger?
If there were no guns, there would be something else. Gun control is not the answer as you can't control criminals and those would be the ones not abiding by the laws, thereby leaving the law abiding citizens defenseless against them. What is needed is stiffer penalties for gun related crime, better education, stronger communities, and better parenting.
Think about it, if there wasn't any guns people would just stab each other or strangle each other to death. You have got to remember that people have been killing each other every since Kaine kelt Able. And that was way before there were any guns or gun laws on the streets. So the answer is NO America doesn't need to take a look at gun control at all. The majority of the guns that are in the streets are illegal and you can't set any laws to prevent anything on that.
Well if you feel that way about guns, there are a host of other things that are killing our children, families, loved ones....humanity and guess what? Nothing will be done because even though it will contradict it is also a need for those with major paper whether as a past time or for profit.
It's a moot issue handguns by far are used in murders,as well as defending oneself from someone with a handgun ,such as robbery etc.Take away the guns and you give criminals a better chance of getting away with more crime.Then your taxes will go up as a result of the need to hire more police who can't prevent the crime from happening in most cases anyway.
Author on gun control by Harry Henderson1951,2001
A1995 study done by the FBI show
56 % of murders were commited with a hand gun.
11% were done by using a knife
3% by rifle
5% by shotgun
5% any other type of gun
7% explosives,poison,or other weapon
5% blunt instrument
Personal responsability is the answer,unless you want a police state,like germany.had and some government advocates would like to see.
In a word, no. As stated in some of the other responses, all controlling or banning guns to law abiding citizens will do is to put all the guns into the hands of criminals.
Do you really want to see America completely defenseless against criminals who don't follow the laws?
well, I can't speak for America, but here in South Africa...
Gun laws are getting tighter and tighter - for the law-abiding citizens. Problem is that it makes no difference to the criminals. Armed robberies galore.
Here I would say, drop the gun laws. It's a bit of a free-for-all here crime-wise at least. No one really has any control.
Well, we wouldn't so much "pull the trigger" as bash, slice, bludgeon, or stab with some other implement of bodily harm. Humans who are inclined to violence will commit it, gun-control or not. And we peaceful humans would also have to bash, slice, bludgeon, or stab people with illegal guns as a means of self-defense against them. Frankly, I'm not willing to bet that my right hook is faster than a bullet.
And furthermore, the "regular stories of young men shooting and killing people" come from two places: Gang warfare and normal military warfare. In the case of gang warfare, the guns used are obtained on the black market anyway. High school shootings are isolated incidents which are hyped by the media to scare parents.
But please, don't make me laugh, the military will keep the gun industry booming for quite a while. We don't need common sense slogans to do that.
I think most relevant issues have been addressed. I grew up in a house FULL of guns and I was always taught to assume that they were loaded and to NOT TOUCH. The older I have gotten, the more guns scare me. However, laws will not stop criminals from getting their hands on guns. Therefore, I think we need to just ENFORCE the laws we already have.
here is my answer...
Do you think it is time that the amount of people getting killed in violent, brutal, unnecessary killings doubles.
With no guns there would be no way for people to defend themselves. And it isnt the guns fault that people get killed it is the people's/
Blaming guns for killing people is like blaming spoons for making Rosie O'donnel fat.
I noticed that the right voices have been shot down. Anyway, here comes truth:
Hitler first registered guns, then took them away.
Australia took all guns from those who had them registered-- the law abiding citizens. (btw, the real Crocodile Dundee refused to surrender his weapons and was shot dead by government.)
In California, they passed a law making "assault rifles" illegal. Later, they pretended no one knew exactly what an assault rifle was (yet passed a law to ban them?) So, they defined assault rifle as any rifle with a stock grip extending below the trigger guard.
That caused a lot of guns to go out of state. The Japanese no longer need to fear (as much) the "American deer hunter". That is the reason Hirohito gave for not invading California immediately after Pearl Harbor.
Here is a test to see if you are a living, breathing human capable of making your own decisions or are simply a lateral mover of information, aka a "tool."
This is a one question test:
What is the purpose of gun ownership rights in the Constitution?
If you answer, "To shoot squirrels in the yard." Or, "So red necks can machine gun old cans." Or, "To hunt which is no longer necessary in the modern world." Then, you are a tool.
However, if you said "to ensure the government never becomes too powerful and oppresses the masses, murdering and imprisoning those who oppose its power", then you are a real human.
The government has 30 round clips, but limits citizens to just 20 round clips. Even THAT should have never been allowed.
If you want to see a real failure of gun control just look at England. Guns are practially illegal there but crime goes up. So what do they do go after knives. After knives they will certainly attack rope, sticks, stones and whatever except the real problem which is crime. By the way you are NOT allowed to protect yourself there if attacked. You will get locked up for protecting your family.
It's not the guns that are the problem>
It's the rampant insanity in various governments that is the problem!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I believe that proper gun control is a good weaver stance.
there is never a time in America when Gun control should be passed or even considered. Ill leave it to the founding fathers to explain.
Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth.
The very atmosphere of firearms anywhere and everywhere restrains evil interference - they deserve a place of honor with all that's good.
The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.
To disarm the people is the most effectual way to enslave them george mason
To preserve liberty, it is essential that the whole body of the people always possess arms, and be taught alike, especially when young, how to use them.
Richard Henry lee.
Arms in the hands of citizens may be used at individual discretion... in private self-defense.
"The laws that forbid the carrying of arms are laws of such a nature. They disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes....Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man. Thomas Jefferson's "Commonplace Book," 1774-1776.
Gun control is one of the hot buttons in America today. Having a rational conversation about it is hard. I want my guns and I want you to have yours. Stopping kids from killing other kids with guns means some form of gun control. When I was younger it was knives and chains. Educating the kids is one answer. We don't do a very good job of that either. Any politician that supports serious gun control is not going to get re-elected. I don't see it happening any time soon.
If there were no English classes in the world, no one could butcher the language.
If there were no food items in the world, I couldn't make spaghetti. If there were no guns in the world you would be talking about sword control or pointy stick control or some other dumb thing. The gun industry is kept alive by legal gun owners, not by some solitary claim - no matter how many people you think use it. I own guns and am therefore willing to take responsibility for whomever I may, God forbid, have to kill. This is how I know my kids are safe. High schools are safer now than when I was in school. Know why? Armed guards. Yes, Americans need to take a serious look at the gun control issue. We need to decide whether it is worth a damn in its present state, insure that it is never able to be used to disarm the population, and be willing to be responsible, something fewer and fewer Americans seem to know anything about.
Guns don't kill people, people who don't know how to aim the things kill people. That's why all the gang-bangers who turn their guns sideways and jock them back and forth as they fire are in dire need of marksmanship lessons. That way they only kill other gang-bangers.
Seriously, If there were no guns, such as in a prison for example, people make them. They're called zip guns, and only require a few pieces of plastic and some ground match heads to work. The fact is, gun control is not the issue. I can easily make a couple hundred pounds of nitroglycerine with the stuff lying around my house, so even if guns weren't around, I could still blow up a local kindergarten.
The issue is, how screwed up is our society that children feel driven to act out like this? And why the heck are we trying to blame guns rather than looking in the mirror and assessing how each of us is contributing to a society that most people wish they weren't a part of? Because blaming guns is easier than pulling apart the system and tinkering with it until it's fixed. Laziness, that's all this gun control BS is. I'm sure we'll be blaming video games, movies, and RPG's next. Oh, wait! We already do!
If there were no guns, people would go back to hacking each other to pieces with sharpened pieces of steel, or just use thier bare hands... What America needs to take a serious look at is the hub I just wrote on this very subject, because gun control is OUR civil responsibility, not the government's. Haven't we relinquished enough control? You wanna talk stats? How many of our boys have gone through the meat grinder with an army issue M-16 still stuck to thier rotting fingers? Bought and paid for by the same government that wants to take away mine... Homeland security begins AT HOME. The right to keep and bear arms is not dated, nor capable of becoming obselete.
I'm a Handgun Carry Permit holder in Tennessee. I carry for a couple of very good reasons. The first I won' t discuss here but the second is because it's my right. Gun control will only control the guns owned by law abiding citizens who wish only to protect themselves and their family.
I understand your fear and frustration, Kenny, but taking guns away from law-abiding citizens is not the answer. Focus on the criminals instead and putting then where they belong - behind bars like the animals they are.
The only gun control I like is when I'm the one in control of the gun.
People have been killing each other looong before guns were invented. If you think eliminating guns from the public then you are sadly mistaken. People have always looked for ways to strip people of their rights. Living in a democracy doesn't mean your protected from tyranny of government. Democracy, though, at least provides you with the ways and means to protect yourself and fight for your freedom whereas in other governments you can't.
So as to your question...no i do not believe the government should strip me or anyone of their second amendment right to bear arms. If someone wanted to kill another person they wouldn't need a gun to do so. But a gun is great for self-defense and intimidation.
With the regular stories of young men drinking booze and killing people while driving drunk even in high school our kids are not safe. To keep the alcohol industry alive many claim booze doesn't kill people, people who misuse booze to get drunk do. Well if there was no alcohol who could drive drunk? The obvious answer is to ban alcohol from society. That should work and do the job. I am surprised no one has ever thought of this before.
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